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chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream recipeThere is absolutely nothing more rewarding than making your own ice cream. You start with some simple ingredients, make it hot, then make it cold, and freeze it – and magically, ice cream is the end result. I usually stay away from custard based ice creams when I am making them myself. I was intimidated by making a custard, and sometimes they can taste very eggy. And now I am kicking myself. This is the richest, creamiest, most velvety ice cream I have ever made. The eggs make all the difference in the creamy and velvety factor, and not even remotely eggy tasting.  I was so happy with how this ice cream turned out.

My husband’s favorite flavor is chocolate chip cookie dough. I’ll be honest, this was a little more work than I usually do, but it was not difficult by any means. It just takes a little time. The problem with cookie dough ice cream is the raw dough. It has raw egg and can be unsafe. You have two options to fix this problem. You can use an eggless cookie dough recipe, or you can use a pasteurized egg like Safe Eggs. When you are using Safe Eggs, you can use your favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe and use half for the ice cream, and bake off the rest. Ice cream sandwiches? Yes please.

I used a vanilla ice cream base, but to make it takes more cookie like, I used brown sugar in place of the white sugar. The recipe comes from Sweet Cream and Sugar Cones which is the book from Bi-Rite Creamery, which happens to be my favorite ice cream place in the entire world. If you are ever in San Fransisco, do yourself a favor and make a stop. Get yourself a Sam’s Sundae, and thank me later.

edited – I get asked quite a bit about my ice cream maker. I have been using this Cuisinart 2 Quart ice cream maker for a few years now and I love it. I always keep the bowl in the freezer so I can make ice cream whenever I want. I might order an additional bowl, because it does take a full 24 hours for the bowl to re-freeze.

chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream recipe1 3/4 cup heavy cream
3/4 cup 2% milk
1/2 cup Dixie Crystals light brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
5 Safe Eggs egg yolks
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Eggless Cookie Dough Bits:
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1/4 cup Dixie Crystals sugar
1/2 cup Dixie Crystals light brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 Tablespoons heavy cream
3/4 cup flour
1/2 mini chocolate chips

Egg Based Cookie Dough:

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever
Savory Simple Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ice cream base adapted from Sweet Cream and Sugar Cones
Eggless Cookie Dough Bits from The Cookie Dough Lover’s Cookbook

chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream recipeStart with the ice cream base. In a medium saucepan, mix together heavy cream, milk, 1/4 cup brown sugar, and salt. Heat the cream mixture over medium-high heat. When bubbles form around the edge of the pan, take off the heat.

chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream recipeIn a medium bowl, whisk egg yolks and remaining brown sugar until smooth.

chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream recipeSlowly pour the hot cream (about 1/4 cup at a time) into the yolk mixture, whisking constantly. Add about 1/2 cup more cream into the yolks.

chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream recipePour the yolk mixture into the cream. Put back on the stove and cook over medium heat until the mixture thickens enough to coat the back of a spoon.

chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream recipeStrain the mixture through a fine-mesh strainer. Add vanilla. Let cool in a water bath. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate 2 hours or overnight.

chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream recipeWhile the ice cream base is cooling, start the cookie dough bits. Cream together butter, both sugars, and salt.

chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream recipeAdd vanilla and cream. Mix in flour and stir until combined. Add chocolate chips. Cover and chill for at least 30 minutes.

chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream recipeLine a baking sheet with parchment, and drop cookie dough (about 1/2 teaspoon) onto sheet. Freeze until ready to use. This is a perfect job for little kitchen helpers. And they only ate half of the dough while they were making the bits. :)

chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream recipeFreeze the ice cream base according to manufacture’s instructions. When the ice cream is the consistency of soft serve, transfer it to a freezer-safe container.

chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream recipeStir in the frozen cookie dough bits and freeze until firm.

chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream recipe

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup 2% milk
  • 1/2 cup Dixie Crystals light brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 5 Safe Eggs egg yolks
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Cookie Dough Bits:
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup Dixie Crystals sugar
  • 1/2 cup Dixie Crystals light brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 Tablespoons heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 mini chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Start with the ice cream base. In a medium saucepan, mix together heavy cream, milk, 1/4 cup brown sugar, and salt. Heat the cream mixture over medium-high heat. When bubbles form around the edge of the pan, take off the heat.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk egg yolks and remaining brown sugar until smooth. Slowly pour the hot cream (about 1/4 cup at a time) into the yolk mixture, whisking constantly. Add about 1/2 cup more cream into the yolks. Pour the yolk mixture into the cream. Put back on the stove and cook over medium heat until the mixture thickens enough to coat the back of a spoon.
  3. Strain the mixture through a fine-mesh strainer. Add vanilla. Let cool in a water bath. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate 2 hours or overnight.
  4. While the ice cream base is cooling, start the cookie dough bits. Cream together butter, both sugars, and salt. Add vanilla and cream. Mix in flour and stir until combined. Add chocolate chips. Cover and chill for at least 30 minutes.
  5. Line a baking sheet with parchment, and drop cookie dough (about 1/2 teaspoon) onto sheet. Freeze until ready to use.
  6. Freeze the ice cream base according to manufacture’s instructions. When the ice cream is the consistency of soft serve, transfer it to a freezer-safe container. Stir in the frozen cookie dough bits and freeze until firm.
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49 Responses to Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream

  1. shirley woolward says:

    oh ! i must have this ! can it be done without an icecream maker ?

    • bakedbree says:

      I am sorry, but you really need an ice cream maker. They are fairly inexpensive these days and work really well. I’ll edit the post to add which one I use.

  2. I want this in such a serious way!

  3. This looks absolutely perfect! Lovely recipe!

  4. I just got an ice cream maker and so far have only used it once. This looks gorgeous and delicious and I need to pull out my machine again!

  5. I need to get to the store immediately and get ALL the ingredients for this! I need a huge scoop!

  6. Kristi says:

    I love all of the ice cream recipes I find, especially during summer, and I am a little apprehensive. This might sound pretty dumb.. but I have a Cuisinart soft serve ice cream maker, and I’m just not sure if it’ll work the same with ice cream recipes :/

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  8. I love this ice cream! I made it the other week for a recipe I posted, SO GOOD!! I need to make it again!
    Yours look perfect!

  9. Kathy says:

    Love my ice cream maker! I have two bowls and love it! That way for parties I can make more than one flavor. Nothing beats homemade ice cream!

  10. Becky says:

    This looks so delicious. I can’t wait to try it this weekend. I bought an additional bowl and keep both in the freezer…..never know when you need to make some ice cream!

  11. Becca from Cookie Jar Treats says:

    I am not usually a fan of cookie dough ice cream only because I usually feel sick afterwards (I love the taste of it though!). But your ice cream is just so beautiful and I wish I had an ice cream maker because I keep seeing all of these ice cream recipes coming out and it’s making me sad I can’t make them

    • bakedbree says:

      I agree, small portions! Ice cream makers have come a long way, I got mine saving my Bed Bath and Beyond coupons. :)

  12. Heather R says:

    I have been collecting ice-cream recipes lately. I’m putting the ice cream maker on my wedding registry so I can start making some soon!!!

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  14. When I saw that first picture I asked myself what could possibly be better than cookie dough ice cream. Then I saw your opening line. So true.

    This looks absolutely perfect! I need to make room in my freezer to make some room for the ice cream bowl. :)

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  16. Anonymous says:

    Is the sugars still visible? I mean. Can you still feel the texture in the ice cream ?

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  20. Kayla Ebert says:

    Thinking of making this icecream this weekend when we have friends over for dinner. Could you tell me how long does the process normally take, start to finish? :)

    • bakedbree says:

      To do it right, it takes 2 days. The custard needs to chill overnight. If you skip that step, 6ish hours?

      • Kayla Ebert says:

        Well, looks like our friends will have to bring it over pre-made :) Can’t wait to try it, thank you for such a quick reply!

  21. Julienne says:

    Hope it works out!! Tonight is Masterchef Night with my BFTWD!! Gonna make this recipe! Yay!! Top Deck

  22. Autumn Wallace says:

    How much does this make ?

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